Montreux sparkles on the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by breathtaking Alpine scenery and the Lavaux vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This chic, French-speaking Swiss town with a Mediterranean climate has been home to several famous faces over the years, including Charlie Chaplin and Freddie Mercury. Easily accessible by car or public transport, it is around one hour's drive or train journey from Geneva Airport. A hotel in Montreux is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday as well as a business trip.
What will I find to do in Montreux?
One of the highlights of any trip to Montreux is a short stroll along the lakefront promenade, which comes alive with colourful flowers during the warmer months. If you follow the lake round in a southerly direction for about half an hour, you will reach the beautiful Château de Chillon. Rising from a rock on the banks of the lake, this stunning fairytale-like castle is Switzerland's most visited historic building. The town itself is full of stylish bars and restaurants and boasts excellent infrastructure and public transport.
What can I expect from a business trip to Montreux?
The town offers a modern congress and exhibition centre, the Montreux Music and Convention Centre, which regularly hosts a variety of corporate, cultural and political events throughout the year. Smaller, historic venues are available, too. Most Montreux hotels have excellent facilities to hold a conference, seminar or banquet of any size. Professional event organisers and tour guides can be easily found in the city, to help plan your business trip in more detail.
What else can I do during my Montreux hotel stay?
Montreux has a packed calendar of interesting local events and activities. The famous Montreux Jazz Festival, featuring open air concerts by a host of international and local stars, takes place in June or July every year and has been drawing crowds to the town since 1967. During a winter stay in a Montreux hotel, you might like to try the Christmas market or a relaxing spa day or, for the more adventurous, winter sports such as skiing, sledging or snowboarding. Wine tasting is a popular activity that can be enjoyed all year round with your colleagues and business partners. Whenever you choose to visit, you will certainly find plenty to do.